Best Punjabi Indian foods you should try

Punjabi Indian Cuisine

Punjab is a region in the northern part of India, it is known for its rich food. The preparation of Punjabi foods is easy and the meals are healthy and fascinating.

The following are some Punjabi foods you will like to try:

Aloo Matar Rasewale

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This is an easy, quick, and delicious Punjabi home food made from potatoes. It is common in the homes of the Punjabis during the peas season. The ingredients for Aloo Matar Rasewale are Aloo (Potato), fresh Matar (Peas), Onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, cumin seed (jeera), red chili powder, turmeric, and coriander powders, cooking oil, salt, and coriander leaves.

Chole Bhature

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Chole Bhature or Chana Bhatura is a very popular Punjabi dish loved across India owing to its deliciousness. It is a combination of Chole which stands for chickpea curry and Bhature which is a fried flatbread. It is mostly eaten as breakfast but it’s not bad for lunch and dinner also.

The main ingredients for Chole Bhature are Maida (flour) and Chole (chickpea)

Methi paratha

This is a healthy and delicious Indian flatbread made from whole meat flour, spices, and methi (fenugreek) leaves. It is known to be rich in iron and is a good choice for a breakfast especially for a vegan.

The main ingredients for Methi paratha are whole wheat flour, fenugreek leaves, ginger, garlic, and salt.

Wadi Chawal

Punjabi wadi chawal is a rice dish made with wadi which is spiced and sundried dumplings made with lentils. It is a nutritious, delicious, and healthy dish. It is prepared by first soaking the rice for a while before adding it to the fried wadi and other ingredients.

The main ingredients for wadi chawal are rice, wadi, cooking oil, onion, and salt

Lauki ki sabzi

Lauki is a Punjabi traditional bottle gourd curry while sabzi (or sabji) means vegetable. Therefore, Lauki ki sabzi is a vegetable meal made from bottle gourd. It is a good weight-loss diet as it contains both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.

It is quick and easy to cook. It helps in digestion, which makes it a great choice for people with indigestion or any other related issues.

The main ingredient for Lauki ki sabzi is the lauki, other ingredients depend on the kind of recipe you choose.

Atta Halwa

Atta halwa (or karah Prasad) is a popular Punjabi dish that is made from wheat flour, sugar, and ghee (clarified butter). These three ingredients are everything you need to make this delicious meal and it takes just about 10 minutes to make with very little effort. It is made by adding atta (wheat) to already melted ghee till it turns brown, then water and sugar are added afterward.

Makki di roti

Makki di roti means “bread made of maize.” It is a flatbread (roti) made from cornmeal or maize (makki) flour. It is prepared by mixing the maize flour, salt, and warm water to make a dough, it is later divided and cooked on the griddle.

The main ingredient for Makki di rotti is maize flour, other ingredients depend on the recipe you choose.

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